Bringing the Practice to the Classroom: An Approach to the Professionalism Problem
Author(s)Goldberg, Steven H.
Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
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AbstractThe first section of this article presents a brief history and description of a professionalism movement that continues to urge law schools to do more to solve the “professionalism problem.” The second discusses legal education's failure to bring professionalism into the law school curriculum. The third describes the structure and teaching method of The Practice—a different kind of course about professionalism—while the fourth discusses the professionalism content of the course. I conclude with a plea for law faculty to direct their considerable talents toward collecting stories and data about the profession and creating material to facilitate law school courses that teach about the profession.